The Importance Of Deaf-Blind Awareness Month
Did you know that deaf-blind people generally experience more complicated situations than people living with vision-loss only or hearing-loss only? If we explain the term ‘deaf-blind’ from the Deaf-Blind Awareness Month, it basically refers to those people who are living with hearing as well as vision loss. One can become deaf-blind at any age; even one can have this problem since birth.
Know me for my abilities, not my disability.
Robert M. Hensel
The general causes include family genetics, injury, and illness. The greatest problems that these people face have a close association with mobility and communication. Particularly, communication barriers can lead them to loneliness and isolation. You might be shocked to know that deaf-blind people across the globe are holding some responsible positions in various challenging fields. Unfortunately, the job opportunities are very limited for them. Anyway, you might be thinking about why we are covering the general information of deaf-blind people. Well, here, we will be letting you know about the importance of Deaf-Blind Awareness Month.
Why You Need To Focus On Deaf-Blind Awareness Month
Deaf-blindness is a kind of unique disability. Almost one in 3000 are deaf-blind in Canada. People across the nation observe the Deaf-Blind Awareness Month in June. This is the month when organizations provide various services for people living with deaf-blindness. Most of us can receive information through our ears and eyes. We generally take this for granted. But, there are people who do not have this luxury.
People observe this event in the month of June because it is the birth month of the famous person, Helen Keller. She was deaf-blind but she did not keep her in isolation for this disability. She had a life of advocacy and vision. Her intervenor played a very important role in eliminating the communication barriers. Helen Keller had faced a lot of problems throughout her life. It is those achievements and actions that made Helen Keller the powerful symbol of triumph over the adversity.
Most people know the story of Helen Keller. Unfortunately, the present situation is not suitable for deafblind people. The main reasons are:
— Limited intervenor choice and hours
— Limited funding in intervenor services
— Lack of awareness
Now, Deaf-Blind Awareness Month is important because it is giving an opportunity to build awareness among people about the experience that the deafblind people in Canada are facing. There are many organizations that are working to improve the intervenor service.
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